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A transgender woman was stoned to death in India. According to EastMojo, a mob stoned a transgender woman to death in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The victim was traveling from town to town in order to beg for money. When she passed through the town of Nagrakata, she found that people were already alarmed at the possible presence of a child kidnapper in their midst. Several children had already been abducted, according to local sources. The town formed a vigilante...

Two transgender activists were attacked in the streets of New York City this weekend while they were working on a film about violence against transgender people. Norma Ureiro and Bianey Garcia, the filmmakers, were recording video in Queens at 2:35 a.m. Saturday when they got into an argument with a man and a woman. The man and woman shouted anti-transgender slurs at them. The woman, Paola Custodio, then pepper-sprayed the activists, getting Ureiro on her chest and Garcia on...

A father has been arrested in connection to the murder of his 19-year-old transgender daughter. The father, Aurangzeb Akbar, went to a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, this past Saturday. His daughter, Maya, was staying with friends out of fear of violence, and they petitioned police for assurance that he wouldn’t harm her if she returned home. Akbar told police that he would not harm Maya and even provided the authorities written assurance that he wouldn’t hurt her, according to...

A man has been arrested in connection to three murders, including that of Muhlaysia Booker, 23, a Black transgender woman. The Dallas Police Department arrested Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, who has been charged with three counts of homicide. “During the investigation of two other homicides, detectives realized Lyles drove the same type of car that is believed to have picked up Muhlaysia Booker on May 18, 2019,” said Dallas police officer Max Geron. “We don’t know the motive for murder at...

A Black transgender woman was found murdered in North Carolina this past Wednesday. Chanel Scurlock, 23, was found just after midnight when Robeson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. She had been shot. Police said that her car was missing at the time of her death but that it was found later in the day. They did not say where. The police, local media, and Scurlock’s mother identified her as a gay man, misgendered her,...

A second black transgender woman was found dead over the weekend in Dallas. This past Saturday, police found the body of Chynal Lindsey, 26, in White Rock Lake after someone called police to report a body in the lake. At a press conferences, Police Chief U. Reneé Hall said Lindsey’s body had “obvious signs of homicidal violence.” Hall said that Dallas Police have reached out to the FBI to help with the investigation because of a possible connection to another trans woman...

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